British Columbia’s landscape is dramatic and extensive in scale. It contains a multitude of natural settings: mountainous areas, plateaus, plains, lowlands and highlands. Climates range from alpine to rain forest with consequent variations in vegetation types. Snow fed glaciers and ice fields are common visual attractions and the Province is rich in its abundance of rivers, lakes and streams. Flanked by the Pacific Ocean, its maze of coastal fjords, channels and straits offer almost limitless visual variety. In fact, the providence has frequently been described as the most environmentally diverse in Canada.
Yeomans, William C.. 1983. Visual Resource Assessment: A User Guide. Ministry of Environment. MOE Manual 2